How to Apply to Medical Marijuana Card in Las Vegas, Nevada


Medical Marijuana Application Process Step-By-Step

Medical Marijuana Application Process in Las Vegas, Nevada

Step 1: Request the Application. To get a medical marijuana cardholder application send a written request along with a check or money order in the amount of $25 payable to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH).

Here is the link to the official medical marijuana registry request form.

Mail your request to:

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706

Your signature on the request form must be notarized by a Notary Public with a valid notary seal.

Step 2: Get Attending Physician's Statement. Enclosed in the packet you receive from NPBH is a Physician's Statement Form. This form must be filled out completely by a Nevada Licensed Physician and include original signature and date. Keep in mind: An Attending Physician's Statement older than three months will not be accepted.

Here is a partial list of serious illnesses that are eligible for medical marijuana:

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Persisting muscle spasms
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure or epilepsy
  • Severe nausea and/or severe pain

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Step 3: Fingerprints. Get a full set of your fingerprints at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department fingerprint bureau or any other approved fingerprinting locations in Las Vegas.

Step 4: Work on the Registration Application. Fill out every single box on the official application received from Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Step 5: Put the Package Together. The package should include:

  • Completed application for the medical marijuana card
  • The Attending Physician's Statement
  • Registry Fee. Check, money order or casher check payable to Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health for $75.
  • A full set of your fingerprints (cost approx. $25)
  • A copy of your Nevada Driver's License or Nevada ID Card issued by Nevada DMV. Seasonal ID cards will not be accepted.

Once completed the whole package should be mailed to:

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706

Step 6: DMV. You will receive a letter from DPBH that your application has been approved and you are accepted to the program, know you can get an official medical marijuana card at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Currently, the Nevada DMV is charging a processing fee of $25. Note: the card is valid only for one year and next year you must re-apply.

Now, as a medical marijuana patient you are allowed to purchase medical grade marijuana, grow marijuana, and of course, possess and consume marijuana. Keep in mind: A medical marijuana card does not protect you from all marijuana related criminal charges.

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If you are facing any drug related criminal charges, call the office of Heshmati & Associates at 702-432-1000 to speak to attorney directly.

New Marijuana Laws for 2017

With the passage of Nevada’s Question #2 in the 2016 General Election, the use of recreational marijuana became legal in Nevada effective January 1, 2017. Adults of 21 years and over with a valid United States Government issued ID or international passport will be allowed to purchase from a legal dispensary up to one ounce of marijuana, or up to an eighth of an ounce of marijuana concentrates.

Q: Where can I buy marijuana?

A: At any licensed Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries.

Q: Can I be fired for failing a drug test for marijuana?

A: Yes, Nevada is a right to work state. An employer can still fire you for failing a drug test with marijuana.

Q: Can I take marijuana with me out of Nevada?

A: No, the transportation of marijuana across state lines is not allowed.

Q: Where can I smoke or consume marijuana recreationally?

A: Only on private property.

Q: Can I smoke marijuana at the hotel room?

A: No. The current Nevada marijuana laws do not allow any marijuana consumption inside gaming establishments, which includes hotel rooms inside casinos.

Additional Resources: Medical Marijuana Card

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Here you can get an application to apply for a medical marijuana card. If approved, the card is valid only for one year and next year you must re-apply.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - Fingerprint Bureau.

Department of Motor Vehicle. The DMV issues official medical marijuana card. The DMV processing fee is approximately $25.

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